Eastern Sierra Adventure

S.B. Botanic Garden Leads Trip to the White Mountains

California may not have the most ancient settlements, but it is home to the world’s oldest trees. Called bristlecone, these aged pines reside in the White Mountains, which rise along the upper edge of the Owens Valley. Santa Babarans have the opportunity to visit said bristlecones as part of the Botanic Garden’s natural history adventure. Folks will be shuttled via bus the four and a half hours to the town of Bishop for a three-night stay. During the days, there will be excursions to the American Bristlecone Forest, as well as to Mono Lake, the ghost town Bodie, and the mining town Randsburg. Leading the trip will be the garden’s herbarium curator/botanist Steve Junak and UCSB professor of geology and tectonics Tanya Atwater. The trip is Tuesday, July 31-Friday, August 3. Registration deadline is Friday, July 13. For more info, call (805) 886-1869 or visit

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